Moscow, November 4: After Russia’s long-running sanction war with US, now Canada and Russia have got involved in the sanction trap. On Friday, Ottawa announced financial sanctions and other restrictions on 30 Russians. Later in a reflective action, Russia has banned entry of dozens of Canadians.
"We are forced to act in a mirror-like manner. Based on the principle of reciprocity, it was decided to ban entry to Russia to a number of Canadian individuals," spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. The long list contains the name of “Russophobic Canadian citizens”. The commentary has blamed them for destroying bilateral relation.
The commentary from Russia foreign ministry again questioned the worth of sanction. It says, “This raises the question: Is this what Ottawa wanted to achieve? Do its politicians really think that it is possible to put pressure on Russia? Or are they simply pampering their political ambitions?”